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Livermore to pick top candidates to interview for open City Council seat

Original post made on Jan 11, 2021

The Livermore City Council is set Monday to continue the process to fill the open council seat vacated by Bob Woerner upon his ascension to mayor by whittling down the applicant list to advance a select few to the interview phase.

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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 11, 2021 at 10:43 am

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"City officials wrote in a Dec. 13 statement that the notes from a Nov. 17 Equity and Inclusion subgroup meeting -- which were published on the city’s website and referenced in the Law Enforcement Today article -- were "taken badly out of context." As a result of the debate, several community members denounced the group and called for it to be disbanded during the Dec. 14 council meeting. Others have requested that the city reopen the application process to join the group to allow more members of the community to participate in the meetings."

Disband it. The reason for its creation was based on the inflammatory and unsubstantiated accusation from those on the far left that the City of Livermore (and the nation itself) is "systemically racist". This is divisive (not "equitable" or "welcoming") and has become a convenient "explanation" to complex economic and social problems that the nation currently faces. It is also be used to stifle freedom of expression. Any new applicants are going to be expected to share the same position/views of "systemic racism" - or otherwise they would not be selected to serve as members.

If individual residents feel they have been discriminated against or unfairly treated, they are free to come forward to present their arguments and/or seek a legal solution.

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